I’ve noticed a weather pattern and I’m hoping it continues. November was really cold. December was somewhat warmer. January was truly Arctic. Locals said it was one of the coldest on memory. February, by comparison, was quite pleasant. March seemed chillier than February. Besides a little dusting of snow on Easter morning, April felt nice, sunny, and warm. Locals reported it much warmer than average, melting all the snow sooner than usual; they said snow patches often remain throughout May and into June, but not this year. May seemed chillier than April because there were so many chilly, rainy days. Cold, warmer, colder, warmer, colder, warmer, colder, … So if my pattern continues, June will be warmer than May was! And I am ready for some warm! But I do hope the pattern stops there because I’d love a nice warm July, too.
I’m sure hoping that the weather on June 1st did not set a precedent for the month. I woke up to the sound of rain on our tin roof. After a cup of cocoa and oatmeal for breakfast, we still weren’t feeling warmed up so I broke down and turned up the heat. For dinner, I made us a nice warm pot of chicken noodle soup. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Yeah, maybe in NOVEMBER, but it’s JUNE! I’m ready to sit in the shade and sip lemonade and watch as the clouds roll by. Is that what YOU do? Not me, I sip hot cocoa and snuggle in a blanket. I brought popsicles when it was our turn to bring a snack for Xander’s baseball team last week and the assistant coach politely declined and said she’d rather have a cup of cocoa. I had to agree with her, but Xander convinced me to pretend it was summer. I thought that we were done freezing on the sidelines when hockey season was over, but Elodie was so chilly at practice yesterday, even though she came prepared with her blanket and sweater, that she sat it out in the car.